solar power

Exotic Solar's "PowerCloth" Turns Clothing Into Energy Generators

Ready to give the sun a reason to sweat for a change? Strap on Exotic Solar’s “PowerCloth 1G,” an innovative new textile that turns everyday clothing into wearable…

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Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga's Stylist, Plans Solar-Powered Fashion Line

Nicola Formichetti isn’t a stranger to flash or dash. He’s the man, after all, who dressed Lady Gaga in a dress made of meat and hired Rick “Zombie Boy” Genest…

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Stila's Solar-Powered Compact Illuminates Inside and Out

Need to do a quick face check in a dimly light car or restaurant? Stila’s solar-powered compact features an illuminated mirror that makes touchups on the go a cinch. Made from…

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Tube-Shape Photovoltaic Cells Could Result in Solar-Powered Clothing

Let’s be honest, solar-powered clothing is rarely easy on the eyes. Nor does it tend to be discreet. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Xiamen University,…

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7 Solar-Powered Wearables Guaranteed to Give You a Charge

FUTURE FLAPPER Shake a little leg in Despina Papadopoulos’s flapper-inspired mini-dress, which soaks up the rays during the day so it can set your curves aglow at night. Composed…

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Solar-Powered Bikini Soaks Up the Rays, Powers Your iPod

Ready to hit the beach? Brooklyn-based designer Andrew Schneider is now taking orders for his solar-powered bikini. Capable of charging your cellphone or MP3 player, the high-tech…

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Diffus' Chic Solar-Powered Bag Flaunts Its Photovoltaic Panels Instead of Hiding Them

Diffus, the interactive design firm that brought you the environment-sniffing “Climate Dress,” has unveiled its latest project: a glittering, luxe solar-powered handbag that…

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Ralph Lauren Launches $800 Solar-Powered Waterproof Backpack

Ralph Lauren’s men’s athletic line, RLX, recently released a new line of high-performance bags, one of which features an integrated solar panel. Made in Italy from a thin,…

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U.K. Military Developing Solar-Powered Uniforms That Generate Electricity

Scientists across the United Kingdom are working on a solar-powered kit that could lighten the load of soldiers—and, more important, increase their mobility—by up to 50 percent.…

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Solar-Powered Cargo Pants by Slvr Lining Gives You a Charge on the Go

Never be tethered to a power outlet again. The Go Urban cargo pant by Silvr Lining includes a pair of built-in photovoltaic panels, so you can keep your cellphone juiced wherever you…

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Solar-Piezoelectric Hybrid Fiber Could Create Energy-Generating Clothes

Photo by aarmono Clothing that generates electricity whenever you bust a move may sound incredible as it is, but what if you didn’t have to do a lick of work? Scientists at the…

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Buy a Pair of PACT's "Winter Lights" Undies, Send a Solar Lantern to Haiti

Light up your night—and help a community in need—with a pair of sustainable skivvies from PACT’s new “Winter Lights” collection. Designed by industrial-design…

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Project Runway's Seth Aaron Henderson Designs Solar-Inspired Line for Portland Fashion Week

SOLAR IS THE NEW BLACK When Project Runway designer Seth Aaron Henderson first announced that he was creating a solar-inspired fashion collection, he was immediately inundated with…

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Project Runway Alum Goes Solar, Traceable Wool, Antifeminist Fashion

Seth Aaron Henderson, the winner of season 7 of Project Runway, will be sending solar-fashion-clad models down Portland Fashion Week’s photovoltaic-panel runway in October.…

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